Fisherman's Landing - San Diego, CA


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Boat Royal Polaris
Date 11-28-2008
Name Carmen C. Rose
Comments The Rose family is a fishing family. Dad Roy Sr. was a well-known San Diego skipper for many years. Son Roy Rose Jr. skippers the Royal Polaris. He took his daughter Rosie on a long range trip when she was just ten or so, and Rosie got a fish (gaffed by daddy Roy Jr., of course) that made the 2008 Sportfishing Calendar from Bill Roecker and FishingVideos.com.

Now Roy?s mother Carmen C. Rose has her moment, outshining the rest of the Rose garden with an official IGFA all-tackle world record for the shortfin corvina she caught in San Diego Bay last June 20.

The shortfin corvina (Cynoscion parvipinnis) is a good-looking croaker that resembles a white seabass or a seatrout. It?s very popular as a sport fish and highly valued for the table. Carmen raised the record for the species from six pounds, 15 ounces up to a whopping 10 pounds, six ounces!

Fishing with Roy Rose Sr. just 40 feet off the beach in the south bay near the US Navy housing on the Silver Strand, Carmen cast a dead grunion and hooked her prize. The fish had a 16-inch girth and was 32 inches long. She used a 1/0 Mustad 9174 hook on 15-pound green Berkley Trilene line on a Quantum spinning reel and an eight-foot Shimano FXS 80 rod. She did not use any weight.

Carmen Rose?s fish was weighed on the certified scales at Fisherman?s Landing. The IGFA made her all-tackle record official in the past few weeks.
Species Shorfin Corbina
Boat Royal Star
Date 11-26-2008
Name Dennis Williams
Comments The 381.1-pound yellowfin tuna brought in by Dennis Williams of Carlsbad the day before Thanksgiving has found a high place for itself on the top ten tuna list. Here?s how the revised list reads:

Top Ten Tuna
1. Mark Gasich, 399.6 pounds, Polaris Supreme, Clarion Island, November 15, 1992
2. Dave Manella, 395.4 pounds, Royal Polaris, Clarion Island, Feb 19, 1993
3. Curt Wiesenhutter, 388.75 pounds, Royal Polaris, San Benedicto Island, April 1, 1977
4. Dennis Williams, 381.1 pounds, Royal Star, Finger Bank, Baja, November 26, 2008
5. Al Herzog, 380 pounds, Qualifier 105, San Benedicto Island, January 11, 1981
6. Corky Yokoe, 376.38 pounds, Royal Polaris, Clarion Island, January 5, 1996
7. Joe Simmons, 370 pounds, Clarion Island, Qualifier 105, June 1989
8. Dick McKenzie, 364.8 pounds, Royal Polaris, Clarion Island, April 20, 1982
9. Dick Minor, 363.9 pounds, Polaris Supreme, Roca Partida, January 1993
10. Roger Hawtree, 361.9 pounds, Royal Polaris, Clarion Island, January 12, 1992

Previous no. 10:
Jim Nemlowill, 361.63 pounds, Red Rooster III, Socorro Island, December 6, 1981

*(John Carbone, Doc Ski and John Klein all pulled on a 377-pounder aboard Q-105 at Clarion Island December 14, 1991.)
Species Yellowfin Tuna
Boat Royal Polaris
Date 11-26-2008
Name Dennis Williams
Comments A very special fish came on one of those days, a potential new IGFA record for 130-pound line class. The giant yellowfin weighed in at 381.1 pounds, and co-owner Tim Ekstrom hung it both by the head and the tail on the certified scales at Fisherman?s Landing for the same numbers. That would seem to make the mark needed to set a new record over Corky Yokoe?s 376-pound, six-ounce fish caught in 1996, if it?s approved by the IGFA.

?I?ve been fishing for about ten years,?? said Williams, 49 and a Carlsbad Mercedes mechanic. ?I had no idea this would happen. My best before was about 120 pounds.

?I had a nice bait,?? he continues, ?and I saw him roll on it. The guy next to me said it was on his bait, but it was my light that went tight. He went out, down, and back and forth. It was very hot and humid, and he came up on the stern and I heard a deckhand say ?Oh, my God!? before they started putting a bunch of gaffs in it. I?m gonna sign up again for next year!??

Dennis Williams baited a sardine on a 9/0 Eagle Claw circle hook on 100-pound blue Izorline with 130-pound Line One Spectra backing. He used a Tiagra 50 LRS reel and a Calstar 760 M rod to beat the huge yellowfin in an hour and a half.

Asked about the gear and the event, skipper Toussaint said, ?It?s the most IGFA eligible fish I?ve seen.??
Species Yellowfin Tuna
Boat Royal Star
Date 11-28-2008
Name Dennis Williams
Comments A very special fish came on one of those days, a potential new IGFA record for 130-pound line class. The giant yellowfin weighed in at 381.1 pounds, and co-owner Tim Ekstrom hung it both by the head and the tail on the certified scales at Fisherman?s Landing for the same numbers. That would seem to make the mark needed to set a new record over Corky Yokoe?s 376-pound, six-ounce fish caught in 1996, if it?s approved by the IGFA.

?I?ve been fishing for about ten years,?? said Williams, 49 and a Carlsbad Mercedes mechanic. ?I had no idea this would happen. My best before was about 120 pounds.
Boat Royal Polaris
Date 11-26-2008
Name Joe Amagrande
Comments Joe Amagrande of Monrovia swept second and third places for his tuna of 80 and 57 pounds.
Species Yellowfin Tuna
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